EM Match Advice: How to “Swipe Right” this Interview Season

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Applying for residency programs has often been compared to the modern world of dating. So in this 26th installment of the EM Match Advice series, we discuss finding the right-fit program for applicants using modern dating terminology. Join us in this fun and informative episode in navigating the residency match process.

Podcast Episode

A high-stakes component in a medical student’s application for an emergency medicine (EM) residency is the Standard Letter of Evaluation, or SLOE. This is a standardized templated letter, written by an group (e.g. department) or faculty from an EM-residency program. This episode of EM Match Advice gives a behind-the-scenes peek into what letter writers are thinking and a deeper dive into the mechanics of the SLOE.

Program Director Panelists

  • Arlene Chung, MD MACM (Maimonides Medical Center)
  • David Snow, MD MSc (Loyola University)
  • Robin Naples, MD (Thomas Jefferson University)

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By |2022-05-30T23:03:16-07:00Oct 11, 2019|EM Match Advice, Podcasts|

EM Match Advice: Program Directors Reflect on the 2019 Residency Match

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The National Residency Matching Program® (NRMP) annually publishes data for the Residency Match. In this EM Match Advice episode, program directors reflect on the 2019 data for EM [PDF]. How competitive was emergency medicine (EM), especially given the transition period of having a single-accreditation system? Because it seems that EM remains modestly competitive, how many programs should one apply to and interview at? The below table outlines the data trends for 2011-2019.

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By |2021-07-01T10:13:58-07:00Aug 18, 2019|EM Match Advice, Podcasts|

EM Match Advice: Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in Training

Under-represented minorities (URM) in medicine continues to be a problem that many programs, especially in emergency medicine, are addressing head on with intentional, proactive strategies. Diversity matters. This EM Match Advice episode discusses how 3 different residency programs are championing for better representation through a variety of strategies.

Podcast Episode

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Expert Panelists

  • Dr. Joseph Moll (Virginia Commonwealth)
  • Dr. Tyson Pillow (Baylor)
  • Dr. Bonnie Kaplan (Denver Health)

Listen to all the episodes of the EM Match Advice Series

Additional Reading

  1. Academy of Diversity and Inclusivity in Emergency Medicine (ADIEM)
  2. AAMC: 2018-19 Applicants and Matriculation Data
  3. CORD: The Underrepresented Applicant Emergency Medicine Applying Guide
  4. NRMP: Main Residency Match Data and Reports
  5. Tunson J, Boatright D, Oberfoell S, et al. Increasing Resident Diversity in an Emergency Medicine Residency Program: A Pilot Intervention With Three Principal Strategies. Acad Med. 2016 Jul;91(7):958-61. Pubmed
By |2021-07-01T10:16:03-07:00Mar 1, 2019|EM Match Advice, Podcasts|

EM Fellowship Match Advice: Ultrasound Fellowship

The EM Residency Match Advice Series is back with its latest installment! We put the focus on emergency ultrasound fellowships, and our sage panel walks us through some of the changes to this year’s application cycle. For the first time, Ultrasound Fellowship Programs will participate in the NRMP match program. The Society for Clinical Ultrasound Fellowships (SCUF) provides the fellowship application service (similar to the role of ERAS, but shorter!) for the residency match. Hosted by Drs. Michael Gisondi and Michelle Lin, watch the video or listen to the podcast to learn about important changes to the application process and hear tips from our experts on what to consider when pursuing a career in emergency ultrasound.

Podcast

Ultrasound Fellowship Program Director Panel

  • Dr. Jeremy Boyd (Vanderbilt University)
  • Dr. Matt Fields (Kaiser Permanente San Diego)
  • Dr. Arthur Au (Thomas Jefferson University)

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By |2021-07-01T10:18:11-07:00Sep 10, 2018|EM Match Advice, Podcasts, Ultrasound|

EM Fellowship Match Advice: Global Health Fellowship

EM Fellowship Match Advice is back to put the focus on Global Health Fellowships. A panel of 3 outstanding fellowship directors discuss the reasons why a resident may consider advanced training in this global health, future job opportunities, and the difference in approach between some of these programs. Hosted by Drs. Michael Gisondi and Michelle Lin, listen to the podcast to learn more about Global Health!

Podcast

Global Health Fellowship Program Director Panel

  • Dr. Kristiana Kaufman (Wayne State University)
  • Dr. Rebecca Walker (Stanford University)
  • Dr. Hani Mowafi (Yale University)

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By |2021-07-01T10:21:06-07:00Jul 3, 2018|EM Match Advice, Podcasts|

EM Match Advice: Program Directors Reflect on the 2018 Match

A new academic year is upon us! Across the country, emergency medicine interns are orienting to their new hospitals and preparing for their first day as “doctor.” But before we look forward, what lessons can we learn from 2018 EM Residency Match cycle? In this EM Match Advice series installment, Dr. Michael Gisondi (Stanford), Dr. Michelle Lin (UCSF), and an esteemed panel of program directors discuss how competitive EM was in 2018, the standardized video interview, and the number of programs an average applicant should apply to this year. Bonus: we introduce the Lin-Gisondi correction factor, a (mostly facetious) tool to help applicants weigh the advice of their mentors!

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By |2021-07-01T10:22:38-07:00Jun 19, 2018|EM Match Advice, Podcasts|

How Competitive was Emergency Medicine in the 2018 Match? The answer might surprise you.

The National Residency Matching Program® (NRMP) recently published its annual Results and Data for the 2018 Main Residency Match®. How competitive was emergency medicine (EM)? Spoiler alert: not much changed! But to understand the full picture, we need to dive into the numbers, which look a lot different from last year. Below is a summary of the most pertinent results for EM, trended from 2011-2018. You will notice some striking differences in the data between the 2017 Match and the 2018 Match.
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By |2018-05-07T20:53:08-07:00May 7, 2018|EM Match Advice, Medical Education|
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